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National Work Life Week

We’re celebrating National Work Life Week with our workers, by asking them to share how the flexibility at Thornbury has improved their work-life balance and quality of life. “I never intended to become an agency nurse but, after feeling stressed-out,...

Why recent changes to IR35 rules don’t affect Thornbury nurses

Back in April 2017, the government changed IR35 rules affecting nursing professionals working through personal service companies (PSCs) in the public sector. These changes resulted in recruitment agencies (which accept PSCs) having to deduct tax and National Insurance from nurses...

The comfiest shoes for an agency nurse

Nurses spend most of the time on their feet as a result of completing rounds, administering drugs to patients, or giving care. Because of this, their lower body endures a lot throughout the day and can lead to severe pain...

Helping to improve your sleeping habits

To be a nurse you need to be able to remain focused, alert, and retain the ability to respond in an instant, and to do this you need to be well rested. But how do you achieve sufficient undisturbed sleep...

The average pay rates for nurses

What impacts how much you earn? Official statistics from NMC1 show that as of September 2020, the number of permanent UK nurses rose to a staggering 675,803. Whilst these nurses have been hired under the same premises and complete similar...

International Women’s Day

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day with our workers, by asking them to share with us a woman who inspires them. My inspirational woman is… “My youngest daughter Georgia, who is a student nurse in her 2nd year. She is a...

What’s a paediatric nurse?

There’s no doubt about it – interest in working in the NHS is now at an all-time high. Its profile, reputation and value to national society has been enhanced throughout the COVID pandemic – and with every justification. The NHS...

What is a mental health nurse?

Barely a day seems to go past when mental health and mental disorders aren’t making headline news. In some cases, this is a sign that something positive is going on. Mental health has finally emerged from the shadows, no longer...

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